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# 44100 23-Oct-2009 22:47
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Hey Everyone,
So I was appoached today from someone wanting advice on an internet connection for a small office they are setting up. Apparently Cable is already installed into the office and they asked whether they should use it. They will be sending out a lot of large files and I noticed that allthough Cable seems to have great download speeds, the upload speeds aren't really that high (sure they are higher than DSL).

My concern is that when VDSL comes out this will provide faster upload speeds so it may be a better option to stick with DSL for now. What is the likelihood that these will be improved? I would have thought that cable would support faster upload speeds and they are being limited for another reason?

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  # 266520 24-Oct-2009 08:48
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TelstraClears offers a 'business' Cable Internet plan called Biznet Premium, which provides 15Mb/s down and 4Mb/s up.  WRT upload speeds, this is very competitive with VDSL upstream speeds and Cable speeds are guaranteed at any distance and has lower latency.

While VDSL is very good at short distances where you can achieve fast speeds, Cable has the 'edge' because applications often experience faster throughput on low-latency paths as this is a function of TCP protocol.

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